Check out our picks for the best events happening around Central Oregon this weekend.
High Desert Dreams Exhibit Opening
May 12 | High Desert Museum, Bend
Photographer Rich Bergman captured stunning black and white images of abandoned homesteads in the Fort Rock Basin. An exhibit of the photographs opens this weekend at the High Desert Museum in Bend.
Riverfeast Dinner & Auction
May 12 | Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, Bend
The Deschutes River Conservancy hosts its annual Riverfeast Dinner & Auction on May 12. The event is a fundraiser for the Deschutes River and the nonprofit’s mission to improve water quality in the Deschutes River Basin. Bid on exclusive prize packages including one-of-a-kind adventures and custom art.
Bend Open Streets
May 13 | Downtown Bend
In an effort to encourage more sustainable transportation options such as walking and biking in Bend, the one-day event will close down select streets in downtown Bend for a fun, family-friendly day of activities. Bend Open Streets will show Bend’s walkable options with the aim to increase foot traffic throughout the year, and businesses on the route will have activities for families to take part in.
May 9-12 | McMenamins and Silver Moon Brewing, Bend
Start the weekend early at McMenamins, where The Junebugs will be playing on Wednesday. Lee Rocker and the Stray Cats will be there on Saturday night. Silver Moon Brewing will have live music on Friday and Saturday nights as well.
Mother’s Day Brunches
May 13 | Central Oregon
Celebrate Mom on Sunday by taking her out to a nice meal at resorts and restaurants across the region. There are Mother’s Day Brunch events at Tetherow, Faith Hope and Charity Vineyards, Five Pine, McMenamins and Brasada. Check out our favorite brunch options around town as well.